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Rhamnus ilicifolia

Hollyleaf Redberry
Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries


Grown for form and foliage; clusters of small flowers are rather inconspicuous. Used chiefly as background plantings or hedges. Berries (typically pea size) are enjoyed by birds; volunteer seedlings may be a nuisance.

Rhamnus ilicifolia

Evergreen shrub, native to Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills, mountains of Southern California, Arizona, and Baja California. Bulky shrub or shrubby tree grows to a possible 15 ft. tall, nearly as wide. Roundish, spiny-toothed leaves. Takes heat and drought; makes a good informal screen. Full sun or partial shade. No irrigation needed.

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